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french troops ousted the rebels from the last of the three main northern cities they'd occupied. hollande got a hero's welcome visiting timbuktu. jackie is in timbuktu for us. not quite mission accomplished but it seems like hollande was welcomed, indeed. >> yes. francois hollande saw this as a mission of three stages to prevent the rebels from continuing their advance south, to recapture towns taken by the rebels and restore territorial integrity sovereignty to mali. the third part of the mission will take much longer. let's take a look at the president's day in tim puck to - timbuktu. he sent french troops to mali three weeks ago and now has come to congratulate them. the rebel advance has been halted and french and malian troops have recaptured towns in the north and east of the country. francois hollande has come to thank french troops for what he sees as their successful work in mali but the mission will not be complete until the whole of the country is under central control and that's not the case. the president heads for the center and a rapturous welcome. people are grateful to th
>> deadly attack, dozens killed as a marketplace is bombed in the pakistani city of quetta. it was the latest bombing to target the southwestern city's shia minority. we'll have the very latest. you're watching al-jazeera live from london. also coming up on the program -- thousands rally in tunisia in support of the government and against the the prime minister's plan to dissolve it. the search goes on but there's no trace of the meteorite that left a trail of destruction across central russia and the winner is, we'll be live from the berlin film festival with news of who's got the golden bear. thank you for joining us. a bomb targeting people shopping for vegetables has once again highlighted pakistan's deep sectarian tension. at least 60 have been killed in an explosion in the southwestern city of quetta. more than 200 were injured when a bomb exploded outside a market. police say it was aimed at the region's minority shia population. attacks in quetta have killed more than 200 in the past month. we have t
in a northern city and mali. the french-led a forces recaptured the city last month that they have since been on alert. on saturday, there is a suicide bomber blew itself up a separate -- and a security checkpoint. no one was injured. one day earlier, a soldier was wounded when another suicide bomber targeted the same outpost. >> the suicide attack in the biggest city in the north of mali is significant because it's the second such attack since friday. on friday morning, we saw the first suicide attack since the conflict began since the french arrived. the suicide attacks on the city seemed to be a change of tactics. most of the armed groups that occupied the city and others had been pushed out by air strikes from the french and dutch troops from a ballet. -- troops from mali. but they worry that laying explosives rises on the road could increase the coming months and people of mali will be worried about how they have to deal with it. they're not used to dealing with guerrilla tactics like this and the french have said they're keen to pull out as soon as possible. whoever is left, whether it'
effectively stateless. >> in mexico city investigators say that a gas leak caused last week's explosion at the state- run oil company. 37 people were killed, dozens were injured. an electrical fault triggered a spark in the building's basement. mexico city has been relatively safe from the drug war that has engulfed the rest of the country, but the violence is now moving into the capital. >> police checkpoints like this are more common these days in mexico city, an effort to keep rising violence from reaching the heart of the country. throughout the six year drug war in mexico, mexico city is one of the places least touched by violence. there were 84 murders around the capital in january, the highest death toll since 2007. in many cases these were mass killings where bodies were left mutilated or dismembered. authorities here blamed a turf war and the local police chief says that mexico city needs to be better prepared in case it spreads. >> i have the impression that mexico city's leaders know that could be short-m lived. >> they are actually safer than many cities in the world, with a
and cut the mia -- khatamiya. a suicide bomber has burned himself up near the city of gao in mali. as the troops push north towards the algerian border -- sorry. can we go to jackie? >> yes, jane. you were asking about the troops, the clashes between the rival groups of troops here in bamako. what i can tell you is that it really does seem to be underlining the fact that the malian army is far from stable, disciplined, and united. we are seeing rivalries coming to the surface between groups of -- groups behind the military coup in march last year and groups who still owe their loyalties to the former regime. we understand that shots were fired. there are unconfirmed reports of at least one dead and a number injured. this does come at a time when the malian army is supposed to be looking towards when the french will leave and it will be supported by african troops from neighboring countries. but clearly it does call into question to what extent the malian army is really prepared and in shape where it will be able to not only resist any new challenges from rebels in the north, but a
after a crash that killed at least 19 foreign tourists near the ancient egyptian city. witnesses said the balloon exploded mid flight. two people survived the crash, including the egyptian pilot. caught air ballooning is one of the main dr. oz for the huge number of tourists who visit luxor each year. the seven city on the banks of the nile is near the valley of the kings. the pharaoh burial ground as the 60 tunes in chambers, including tut. there is also a vast temple complex with the ruins of religious buildings. more from our reporter in cairo. >> it appears there was an explosion on board the balloon when it was around 300 meters or so from the ground. the balloon then came plummeting down, at which 0.1 of the tourists on board, we understand that the british male tourist jump from the balloon. we understand from the ministry of tourism that they contacted the relevant embassies, which includes china, japan, hungary, france, and britain, to coordinate the response and how to get the bodies back home. of course, this comes as a huge blow for the egyptian tourist -- tourism industry
is increasing its aerial bombardment of syrian cities and that is what refugees have told us. it is also an indication that the displaced syrians inside the country, there is no where safety "except the closest borders and they're having to flee forcibly because they cannot stay inside syria. this is putting all lot of strain on jordan. jordan is suffering from its own economic crisis and is unable to shoulder this responsibility alone. they have repeatedly called on the international community to raise aid to the refugee community. there were riots in inside the police. refugee camp in jordan. while refugees were queuing to receive assistance from a norwegian charity agency, scuffles broke out and we heard security forces had to use tear grasses -- had to use tear gas to disperse the protesters. some of the refugees attacked some of the aid workers and security forces. there is a very high level of frustration inside the camps because these people are having to live inside a cold community of tents outside the villa of the winter. these riots at scuffles are not unusual at have happened
city, which is why so many people are angry and afraid. >> the government does not do enough. today they died. tomorrow it will be us. >> pakistan's military and government do not seem to have a clear policy on fighting sectarianism in the province. a supporter once she is who have to leave.hiwants shias they refused to bury the dead in protest. the prime minister responded by firing the regional government and promising better security. that has clearly not happened. the government has been driven -- given 48 hours to respond to demands made by shia community leaders, who promise more angry leaders if they are -- protest that they are not met. saturday's attacks shows that those who want to target shias can operate in some parts of pakistan with impunity, despite promises made by the government. al jazeera, karachi. >> pakistan's interior minister says the government will protect the shia community. >> i have spoken this afternoon to the police. they will hunt those guys, wherever they are. it is coming from our shared enemy. we have started exercising control. there is some kind o
three cities. an egyptian man who appears in a video being beaten by police has security forces -- says security forces made him change his story. he is shown being stripped and bundled into of them in cairo. on sunday he appeared on egyptian television saying protesters attacked him, but now he says it is the police. more from cairo. >> this story has gripped the country for the past two days, and much of it was happening live on television. it was friday when this man who was beaten up and humiliated, drive naked under the eyes of the egyptians or saturday when he appeared again saying this was the protesters who had beaten him up or again today when he appeared saying it was the police who beat him up. it caused a huge embarrassment for the government. they are saying, here is approved in the pudding. this is why we will keep the pressure from the streets. the government has been very quiet. we only heard from the interior ministry spokesman who did say he did apologize. he did take responsibility, and we did say there would be an investigation carried out. >> the least 15 people are
has sparked mass protests in several major cities. now this report. >> the people here are pretty much aware of the implications of the assassination and the uncertainty that looms over the country. this is by the political establishment yesterday had a quick fix the problem. prime minister hamdi jebali said that he offered the technocratic government, refusing -- saying the offer to dissolve the government. the party says that it rejects a technocratic offer and they intend to stay in power. the other opposition parties want to include everyone in the talks and they don't want a democratic government. >> an inquiry by australia's top criminal investigation leaders has found widespread doping in professional sport. links to organized crime and the possibility of a match fixing. scandals damaging the ssport andy of e around a world-class -- sport around the world. >> australia has a reputation not just being good at sports but for having clean sports. bad reputation right now seems to be in trouble. this report outlines wide scale doping across our whole range of exports. this is not ju
in pakistan. cities including carache were affected. it -- they were put on high alert during the black out. there have been more strikes and protests in bangladesh. >> it's a protest against a protest. they have the nainlwide strike -- main streak strikes. they are leading a campaign in favor of capital punishment. [speaking foreign language] this is a strike for all the muslims in the world. but i can guarantee they're not against the muslims. try religious protests. at least four people were killed. a protest led by the blog verse been held for nearly three weeks. they do want their freedom. the tro zestors was set up as a secular state. >> i believe the celebration warrant it. i believe that the people who killed millions of people during 1975 has to be tried. i believe in the party -- and all of its other forces >> she said government condone inside. no problem ganda. the problem lipe lines in the fact that most of those acused of war crimes are associated with lely jouse party. sbr the government is drib ratly targeting the opposition. >> a new conservative president's next month. 57%
. because it seems there will be many people later. >> thank you for that report from the vatican city. it is one of the most important events in washington's political calendar, a chance for the u.s. president to lay out his vision for the year ahead. barack obama delivered his fifth state of the union address. he touched on various foreign- policy issues from afghanistan to iran and north korea. it was america's faltering economy that topped the agenda. now this report. >> the president of the united states. [cheers and applause] >> every year the president gets one chance to use the pageantry and prestige of his office to lay out his agenda. as he begins his second term, president barack obama coloma to describe a progressive wish list, calling for a higher minimum wage, preschool reform, immigration reform, climate change, and investment in the economy to create jobs. >> it is our task to make sure this government works on behalf of the many and not just the few, that it encourages free enterprise, rewards individual initiative, and opens the doors of opportunity to every child acr
for distributing religious books. >> we found a print shop in benghazi city. we found 45,000 christian books and there were four different .ountries, sweden, south africa maybe not all are involved in proselytize in. we're still investigating. by year since come so unilaterally announced their independence from serbia -- 5 years since kosovo declared independence. one third of the citizens live on less than $1 per day. almost half the people are unemployed. organized crime and a reduction of our problems for the youngest european state. >> the anniversary march was small but significant. officially, the constitution limits security forces to emergency response, but in front of the invited ranks of international diplomats, military uniforms and the inclusion of a special forces unit sending indeliberate message. this is a fledgling army in all but name. the significance was not lost on the crowd. know anything happened, i we are say fear and we have our army. from extremely proud. absence,cuous by their any trace of the veterans of the conflict of the 1990's. their presence was agreed to be u
attacks in pakistan. a city has seen the worst of the violence and we have more. >> this is perhaps the most painful part of this community's protests. they are refusing to bury their loved ones who were killed in saturday's bombing until the army is called in to go after the groups responsible. now leaders of the community also have two other demands. they want to put an end to the killings of their community and they have also insisted that laws be passed to make it a crime to discriminate against shias in pakistan. this is perhaps another sign of the anguish and suffering that this community has faced over the past few years. more than 80 people were killed in saturday's attack, an attack which followed a similar attack just last month in which more than 90 people were killed. in all since the start of this year, more than 200 shias have been killed and these people here are demanding answers and action. >> striking iberian airlines against the airport. over the company's plans to cut thousands of jobs. we have reports from madrid. >> this was no normal day at the office. thousan
treacherous across the u.s. cameras caught the moment when a city bus slid and smashed into a light pole. right there. fortunately, no one was hurt. while in cincinnati a truck driver was left hanging over an overpass after he lost control, the highway was closed to remove the truck safely. and passengers landing in cleveland had a slippery landing when their plane slid off the runway into grass and snow. the airline says no one was injured, fortunately. there's been extreme weather in australia. at least two people have been killed in severe rainstorms and flooding in the new south wales. residents are being evacuated because of the rising flood waters. world weather update in just a moment. and when we come back the afghan refugees returning home from iran. >> we're expecting at least 50 afghans to arrive, some of the 150,000 that iran has expelled so far in the past ten months. >> and why fishermen in the american northeast say their future is in doubt. >> once again we have seen flooding rains damaging winds and power outages into parts of new south wails very active weather system a
at the new kind of shoppers at the city's famous bazaar. >> there is a new kind of shopper in the bazaar. they come discretely and they do not like being filmed. they're buying clothing and equipment to fight a war. when the deal is done, they disappear across the border to syria. this is one of the world agencies. for decades did was a quiet and prosperous market town. now the war economy is changing the streets. refugees are settling here in the south. the only thriving businesses are the ones feeding off the war across the border. >> they now have seven shops selling tactical clothing and equipment. most opened in the last six months. the latest in mid february. these are for syria. these are fighting in three areas like forests. these are the summer version. some prefer the black ones. >> he comes from a turkish village right on the syrian border. he has relatives who are syrians fighting against the assad regime. >> there used to only be one shot here. we get our supplies from them. they charged really high prices. sometimes it would not even sell to people from syria. >> he claims
was passing through the city it was viewed by the family. there were thousands of people on the streets showing their support and solidarity with the family. they expressed their anger over his death inside an israeli prison. people were not surprised to hear the palestinian authorities come to the conclusion that he had died not from natural causes. they had rejected the israeli version of the events. some clashes have been reported in areas between palestinian demonstrators and the israeli army. there have not been any huge rallies or violent protests today. nothing was organized as such. we did not see big clashes inside the city itself or outside the military base near ramallah, another location for large demonstrations over the last couple of weeks. >> pretty worried about when this could all go, they not? >> that is right, israel has called on the palestinian authority to get things under control, putting them in a difficult position. they do not want to be seen as complying with israel's demands, so to speak, but there is a lot of concern throughout the west bank that this frustr
joining gangs. now this report from mexico city. >> the new plan announced by the president is a departure from the previous government strategy. by saying they need to spend more money on social development programs, they are saying the military strategy of the former president did not work. calderon had a 50,000 soldiers and federal police waging war against drug gangs and organized crime groups. there are still many checkpoints and the military still involved. but the president is saying we're not calling to get out of this mess unless we really developed out youth. there are 7 million mexicans under age of 39 who are not employed and they are easy targets for gangs looking for cheap wolabor. -- under the age of 30. the says we need to develop these young people, give them opportunities, and see what they can do with their lives other and worked for criminals. we're not hearing many specifics on how the government will spend the money other than the fact they will try to spend in 250 of the most violent towns across the country. >> hugo chavez is having extremely complex and stuff cance
for the future. of the children. some of the children are in the city and they are waiting for our program. they will lose their hope. >> i don't feel comfortable when i am working on the street because of the pollution and dust. i feel much more comfortable here. they teach us to work and study. i prefer to be here than on the streets. >> are you prepared to boldly go where no married couple has gone before? a multimillionaire former space tourist is looking for a husband and wife team to send to mars. would 501 days in a small space capital -- a small space capital, the final frontier, go too far? >> dennis tito is embarking on a major mission. he is the driving force to send a husband and wife team up for a close encounter with mars in 2018 when the red planet and earth are historically close together. >> this is a challenging but attainable goal for advancing human experience and knowledge. now is the time. >> tito was the first space tourist, paying russians $20 million to vacation on the international space station in 2001. his inspiration mars program is a not-for-profit to raise mi
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